Is the fuel gauge in your VW Beetle faulty? There is a good chance that after over 40 years the sender unit has probably given up the ghost. Replace it with this new one and you'll no longer be running out of fuel in the middle of nowhere.
On Beetles, these are very easy to replace. Fitted with 5 screws. Just take out the old one and fit the new one with the rubber seal. To check that the gauge itself is also operating correctly you can short the sender wire out onto the earth of the tank itself and observe if the gauge moves between empty to full.
Fits: Later model VW Beetles from 1968 to 1976. Note: this sender unit does not fit Superbugs.Part Number: 113-919-049/D